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2018 TOR "Pure Magic - Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1499126 100 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Thrilling and incredibly pure notes of crème de cassis, spring flowers, damp earth, graphite, and violets all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with an ethereal, full-bodied, flawless texture that carries silky tannins and a monster of a finish. It's not the biggest or richest wine in the lineup, but its levels of finesse, balance, and purity are off the charts. This magical wine is perfection in a glass to this reviewer. It should evolve for 25+ years. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

100 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Pure Magic Beckstoffer To Kalon is a blend of roughly equal parts Cabernet Frand and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a remarkable wine but, not surprisingly, it is also shut down and far less expressive than the straight To Kalon Cabernet because of the strong Franc component. Lavender, spice, menthol, licorice, mocha and leather are all laced together as this riveting wine opens in the glass. The 2018 is going to need at least a few years to come together, but it is captivating, even in the early going. The Pure Magic is a five barrel blend from the B, D and F blocks, which includes the oldest 337 Clone Cabernet (BlockB) and Clone 6 Cabernet, of which there is very little left (Block D). (AG) Inner quote mark (1/2021)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark This is a new wine in the TOR range—a very clever co-fermented blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc coming from three blocks at Beckstoffer's To Kalon vineyard: B, F and D blocks. The 2018 Red Blend Pure Magic Beckstoffer To Kalon B F D prances out of the glass with flamboyant scents of black currant pastilles, red currant jelly, stewed plums and Morello cherries with suggestions of underbrush, charcoal, bouquet garni and lavender plus a touch of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate struts out a solid frame of exquisitely ripe tannins and bold freshness supporting the multilayered black and red berry flavors, finishing with epic length and an amazing display of mineral fireworks. (LPB) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

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